||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Story / Presentation
||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
|Overall MobyScore (5 votes)
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I like this a lot. Simple yet deep, with strong writing and a clearly avid fan base. It’s been a while since we got sent something so unexpectedly good. And it’s very affordable, at a mere $4.79 on GOG. Obviously I’m bitter that I can’t froth and rant while I savage the game, but that probably makes me a better person. Damn you, trendy PR guy, for improving my mood and making me once more face the sunlit realms with renewed optimism. I both salute you and this work, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing how the sequel shapes up!
As an indie game, it didn’t get much press, which is why I find myself looking at a game that’s years old. For all that, I’ve easily gotten my $5’s worth, getting stuck in “one more turn” mode well into the night, trying to conquer one more shard. Check it out on gog.com, which has a bunch of old (sometimes questionable, sometimes awesome) games for cheap, as well as some new stuff.